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About Our Club
The Manhattan, Kansas Amateur Radio Society (MAARS) was formed on July 7, 1976. The purpose of the club is to advance amateur radio in the Manhattan area. Since the beginning, the club has been active in different aspects of amateur radio, packet radio, satellites, community activities, ARRL Field Day, and amateur radio classes. Also, many club members have been very involved through the years with emergency communications and storm spotting. The club operates under the authority and guidelines of our Constitution.
To learn more about a committee or to volunteer, please contact the president.
MAARS Facebook Page
MAARS Google Group
PO BOX 613 Manhattan, KS 66505-0613
Meetings are now in the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., on the usual schedule of second Fridays. Check Upcoming Events below to confirm details for the next meeting.
Manhattan Weekly Net
Tuesdays at 9 P.M.
KSØMAN repeater, 147.255+ MHz
All amateurs (technician and above) are welcome to check in.
Following the net, we have the swap net. You can buy or sell any items found in the shack.
On-air negotiating is not permitted during the swap net.
Officers for 2015-16
||Mark Benfer, KCØQAS
||George Johnson, KEØALQ
||Jim Foster, KDØNQQ
||Patti Johnson, KEØBBJ
||Mike Moore, NØPVU
||Mark Benfer, KCØQAS
Located 1.5 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the MAARS repeater is at the KSDB site near K-177. The controller is an S-Com 7K. The repeater runs 10 watts output to a commercial antenna at 110 feet. Coverage as far east as Topeka and as far west as Abilene is common. The input frequency is 147.855 MHz, and the output frequency is 147.255 MHz. The repeater callsign is KSØMAN. The repeater is an open repeater, and may be accessed by any properly-licensed amateur.
Users of the KSØMAN repeater should be familiar with the autopatch procedures and other guidelines.
Visit the Kansas Amateur Repeater Council page for a comprehensive list of Kansas repeaters. (Click on RPT Directory.)
|Manhattan Area Repeaters|
|KS1EMS||147.315 +||open||162.2||Ft. Riley / J.C.|
|WØKHP||444.525 +||open||162.2||Alma to Clay Center & Lawrence (map)|
|KSØMAN||147.255 +||open||88.5||autopatch, wx net|
Upcoming Events 2017
ARRL FIELD DAY 2017
ARRL KANSAS STATE CONVENTION
- Sunday, August 20
- Time: 8 A.M. - 3 P.M. ??
- Location: Webster Conference Center, 2601 North Ohio St., Salina, KS
- Talk-in: WØCY Repeater: 147.030+
- Admission: TBA
- Further information: TBA
FCC LICENSE TESTING
- Saturday, September 9
- 9:00 A
- location TBA
- Info (Facebook)
- conducted by the Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society
- $15 covers all tests taken and passed on the first try.